Snook will often be in the passes during tidal changes. Strong outgoing tides will pull lots of bait through these passes and snook will be there ready to find an easy meal. The incoming tides are also very productive times to fish for snook in the passes. Lowlight conditions are almost always better, so get out and fishing during the mornings, evenings and at night for the best fishing opportunities.
Some of the biggest snook will often be caught in the passes. The spring and summer months provide some of the best times to fish as huge numbers of snook will move into the passes during the spawn. Casting artificial lures and drifting live baits such as finger mullet, pinfish and jumbo shrimp are effective ways to put some snook in the boat.